Monday, October 5, 2009

News: Scholarship awarded to Rotherham student


The first award has been made from the scholarship established in memory of a former Rotherham student who went on to become the president of Shell.

Harold Bridges was one of the most distinguished old boys of Rotherham Grammar School, the predecessor of Thomas Rotherham College in the current College buildings and site on Moorgate.

In 1934 he won a scholarship to Armstrong College, which was at that time a constituent part of the University of Durham. He studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, winning the Stroud Laboratory Prize for Physics.

Harold then worked for Shell and rose to be president of that multi-national company. His widow, Mrs Shirley Bridges is a generous benefactor of the College, and this annual scholarship of £1000 is awarded to a former TRC student in the first year of his or her course at university in science or maths-based subjects.

From a strong field of applicants Neil Foster was awarded the Scholarship. Neil is starting his degree course in Mathematics at the University of Warwick having just achieved three A grades at A level in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, an A in AS Further Mathematics and a Merit in the Mathematics Advanced Extension Award as well as passing the STEP examination set for highly competitive university Mathematics courses.

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